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know who is least popular than obama care? the republican party. >> in the crossfire tonight, republican party chairman reince priebus along with debbie wasserman schultz. the congressman has just published a new book, for the sdprexe next generation. we're delighted to have you here. >> thank you very much. >> i'm going to jump in and take the first question. mr. chairman in the three years that you have been the chairman of the rnc, that civil war has really it flourished. divisions are greater than ever before. you have the ted cruz wing versus the chris christie wing. what request ycan you do about ? >> first of all, i don't think it's the hype that the media makes it up to be. our party is very focused on obama care, something that really unifies the party. we've got one party in the midterm election that quite frankly wince everything imaginable, governor races, we have a huge opportunity in the senate. i think we've been wildly successful in midterms and we've had a hard time in presidential elections. >> what about you've got five senators who are being primaried by t
able to keep their plans. now with the obama care website kind of sort of working, the president is making his sales pitch to the american people again. >>> also in national news, we already know the train was going too fast. now we know the engineer says he was in a daze before it derailed. what else will we learn when investigators update us this hour on that deadly train crash in the bronx? >>> and the pop culture lead. johnny's in the -- thinking about the french government charging bob dylan for inciting hate? bob dylan? the times, indeed, are a changing. good afternoon, everyone, welcome to "the lead." great to be back with you. i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the national lead for most of the year. paula deen held the award for worst public disaster, and obama care rolled out, bad headlines, frustrated customers. during that time president obama explained, and eventually apologized. the white house claiming healthcare.gov handled 1 million visitors without major issues, the president is launching a massive three-week-long blitz to entice americans back to the website to
care. even if the polls that are the very worst for president obama, the american people want obama care to succeed. so the answer is to fix obama care. >> men don't need mammograms, by the way. that's part of the problem. >> i don't think anybody is offering that. it's required. >>> now, the back of it is still not fixed, a very contentious discussion today with the news media -- as the government tried to explain, they sort of have it fixed, here's wee it matters. there are a substantial numb bev the people who think they have insurance, but the companies can't identify who they are. the latest was you should check with your insurance company to see whether or not you're actually insured. >> four out of five times -- i hope you're not the latest victim here. >> i don't want to steal your thunder. >> the question is, who is actually doing things to fix it. at the president, the at mrgs, democrats in congress are actually trying to fix it, not root for failure. did you ever in wrir wildest imagination think the first 60 days would be this screwed up? >> i think i've been surprised b
obama care, and i know you don't, even though it's built on market-based ideas of choice and competition in the private sector, then you should explain how exactly you'd cut costs and cover more people and make insurance more secure. you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for. not just what you're against. >> our senior white house correspondent jim an costas is joining us from the white house right now. sounds the president was throwing down a little bit of a gauntlet to the republicans. what else did he say? >> he really was, wolf. you know, this was billed as a speech on the economy but as more and more details came out there are a couple of things that would emerge in his speech. he was sort of going back to his base trying to sort of enlivan what has been a dispirited liberal base of the democratic party. sort of disappointed with the way this rollout has occurred with the affordable care act. but at the same time, you know, white house officials say there was something substantive going on in this speech and that the president was talking about income inequality
? >> and obama care. back from the dead? >> i need to you spread word about the law, about its protections about, how folks can sign up. >> can the affordable care act be saved? let's go "outfront." hello, everyone. i'm in for erin burnett. "outfront," cnn is learning the engineer involve in the deadly train derail many in new york was, quote, nodding off and caught himself too late, unquote, to prevent the deadly crash. that's according to union representative anlth bottalico. according to investigators, he passed the breathalizer test but said he was in a daze and doesn't know what happened after the crash. the national transportation safety board said there was no problem with the brakes. four people were killed and at least 67 others were injured. some of them severely when the commuter train entered a sharp turn going 82 miles an hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. nic robson is at the crash site with the latest. >> reporter: human error, william billy rockefeller's daze, increasingly the probable cause. his union representative saying he was nodding off and caught himself too late. >> he is e
a month. don't go changing, billy. >>> coming up, the obama care fix that isn't really a fix. but first, as the anniversary of the newtown shooting approach, america still doesn't have any america still doesn't have any gun laws for fighting violence. , you can use splenda® no calorie sweetener. splenda® lets you experience the joy of sugar without all the calories. think sugar, say splenda™ without all the calories. 1111 >>> nearly one year ago, 20 gunned down were 6 and 7-year-old children. this was a red line by anybody's account. these were babies. this was a biblical slaughter of innocence. >> it appeared this would be a turning point in the gun reform debates. >> i will use all the powers of this office to help advance from preventing any more like this. we won't prevent them all but that can't be an excuse not to try. ultimate if this effort is going to succeed it's going to retire the help of the american people. >> one year later nothing has changed politically but it's hardly been business as usual in the gun industry. in the wake of future sored. it was a topic we made su
health care reform law. the obama team spent weeks playing defense over the disastrous debut of the healthcare.gov website. next hour he kicks off a new campaign to highlight the benefits of the affordable care act. the administration plans daily events through december 23rd but convincing young people to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> this under
of obama care and the white house will emphasize one benefit of the law each day until december 23rd, that is the deadline to sign up for coverage in january. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan this morning, the first stop on a week-long asia trip that includes visits to china and south korea. the vice president had planned to focus on trade and economic issues but suddenly he is finding himself to calm rising tensions in the region over the east china sea claimed by china and japan. the dispute intensified last week with china's claim of an airplane defense identification zone over these islands. >>> accusations this morning against syrian president bashar. the human rights chief says massive evidence collected over the course of the 33-month-old conflict in syria indicates asawed sad in war crimes and crimes against humanity. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following this for us and live in damascus. does this report name bashar al assad specifically? >> reporter: it doesn't name him specifically but does implicate him. the report says that these war crimes and crimes against huma
the obama care website? dr. sanjay gupta is here to explain how health insurance alone could make people actually even less healthy if they're not taking care of themselves. >>> an american veteran of the korean war apologizing from inside north korea, where he's now being detained. was his confession of crimes coerced? stay with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. life could be hectic. as a working mom of two young boys angie's list saves me a lot of time. after reading all the reviews i know i'm making the right choice. online or on the phone, we help you hire right the first time. with
's obama care situation. all coming up, i want to begin with the big story, the crash that killed "fast & furious" star paul walker, a passenger in the porsche carrera gt, owned by his friend, both died when the car slammed into a light pole and burst into flames on saturday. joining me live from the scene of the accident, thank you very much indeed for joining me. obviously, a devastating thing to happen. not just for all his fans and family, but for everybody at this event you were at. a charity event. tell me what the event was and how he had seemed at the event itself before this crash. >> the event was a "toys for tot" annual drive that paul walker put on every year. this time, it was for the victims of indiana, the tornado, the victims of the philippines, and also the toys for tots here in california. the event was a big success, there was a great turnout. a lot of people cars. somebody, shortly before this accident happened somebody had brought in $850,000 worth of toys, which made roger and paul so excited. you know, they were both giddy and happy and everything else, because th
care site on the mend. brianna keilar at the white house this morning. >> hi there, carol. the obama administration says it has met its goal and healthcare.gov is running a whole lot smoother. but there's still a lot of problems as well i'll have a live report in just a moment. ke. i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop.at the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. i didn't know the coal thing was real. it's very real... david rivera. rivera, david. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> it's like the difference between night and day, how the man in charge of fixing the obama care website describes the experience for people who sign up now after that self-imposed deadline to get the site working for the majority of users. the obama administration under heavy criticism and scrutiny after b
to fiction the obama care brand, he is working on the obama brand. it is not just obama care. >>> president obama was on a mission to fire up his base. >> he laid out a decidedly progressive second term agenda. calling for a raise in the money mum wage from $7.25 to $10 an hour. he casted republicans as a scrouge if they stand in the way. >> it will happen if congress does not act before they leave on their holiday vacation. >> sources leaked out new enrollment numbers, some $29,000 signing up in the first two days in december. republicans argue that's not fast enough to enroll the millions of americans who have seen their policies cancel. >> what will these patients and families do when they show up at the hospital or need to reorder a life saving prescription on new year's day and the obama care plan is not yet available. this coverage gap is real. >> this is a big deal to quote joe biden. >> the president also appealed to another key part of his base when a youth summit gathered at the white house. mr. obama answered critics who says he has been avoiding an affordable care act nickname.
. that is how the main obama care website fixer upper described the difference between healthcare.gov now and when it launched back on october 1st. jeff saying in a conference call on sunday the website now works smoothly for the vast majority of users. >> after clearinging through fewer than a hundred bucks through the month of october, the speed has more than tripled with more than 400 bugs fiched and eliminating critical glitches and making experience to the consumer experience better throughout the site. >> the administration says the obama care site can handle as many as 50,000 concurrent users and 800,000 consumer visits during the day. >>> they say the terror threat in the united states is growing. democratic senator dianne feinstein and mike rogers share that view. both said changing tactics and improving weapons make it harder right now to warn the war on terror. >> are we safer now than we were a year ago, two years ago in general? >> i don't think so. i think terror is up worldwide. the statistics indicate that. the fatalities are way up. the numbers are way up. there are new b
up on "new day," a big push for obama care being rolled out today as the administration says the problems with the website are seemingly in the past. what's the white house plan? we'll tell it to you. >>> passengers on a flight to phoenix warned to get checked for tuberculosis. they're now asking how did a sick man get on a plane in the first place? we'll have the latest on that. if you're seeing spots before your eyes, it's time for aveeno® positively radiant face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] aveeno® with soy helps reduce the look of brown spots in 4 weeks. for healthy radiant skin. aveeno®. naturally beautiful results. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. there's a lot of fruits and drinks that have acids in them that you might not know about. salad dressings, raspberries, strawberries... they all have acid in them, and it's working at your enamel. once the enamel is gone, it's gone. you can't get it back. i wo
out that nearly a third of them went after obama care which of course is a nonstarter with democrats and on the other hand, senate has passed some bills like immigration reform that have crawled to a halt in the house. now congress has passed some major legislation. things like the violence against women act. overall, what is going on here is divided government with sharply divided politics. it means all of these folks up here have one major accomplishment they share. this is the least productive congress in modern history. back to you. >> all right, lisa dejourdan. thank you. >>> coming up, the focus of our debate for you with the political panel. can lawmakers stop playing the blame game long enough to get a little bit of work done? panelists will break it down. >> and our fourth question, what about the markets this week? and the economy. well, there is plenty to look out for. zane asher is at the new york stock exchange. zane? >> deb, this upcoming week on wall street, we will introduce a brand new airline. well, kind of. american and u.s. air will merge into the biggest airline
is live with much more. how is this re-introduction of obama care going so far, brianna? >> reporter: the white house seems to think it's going well so far. but they also acknowledge the real proof is going to be in the december enrollment numbers. that's really their focus now that they're turning the page from the troubled website. >> one road block down, partially anyway. but the path ahead is still uphill. >> every day i check to make sure that it's working better. and, you know, we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. >> reporter: president obama kicking off another push to sell his signature health care law to a skeptical public. >> i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. >> reporter: as the white house spends the next three weeks trying to convince americans there's more to obama care than the fumbled rollout, a powerful ally talked to cnn espanol. >> i don't think you can find anybody harder that went out o
, too. >> a lot to look out for. >>> president obama vowing to keep fighting for the health care law, urging americans to focus on the benefits of obama care, despite the barrage of criticism over the rollout of healthcare.gov, that website that had so many problems. >> the bottom line is, this law is working, and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance. and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up in any startup, any launch of a project this big that has an impact on one-sixth of our economy. whatever comes up, we're going to just fix it. >> meanwhile, former president bill clinton says his recent suggestion that president obama keep his word and let people keep their health insurance plans was not aimed, or not trying to distance hills from the president's health care law in an effort to help his wife hillary's potential 2016 presidential bid. >> i said nothing about this. not one word, until the president himself spoke. i don't think you can find anybody in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supporte
until obama care imploded. >> we almost got through a whole show without you -- >> in a jujitsu like maneuver, the politics changed again. so people need toe focus on the art of the possible. there are certain things that democrats are never going to do. they're never going to significantly cut social security. but there's some things that they can do, and that's what they should focus on. we wish we could have the grand bargain. let's focus on the art of the possible and move the country forward. >> you just had the person in charge of the obama care website tender her resignation and i think you accepted it. >> no. just to be unique, we have a non-profit organization. the state is not running it. if it was, i would be in charge. >> would you have accepted it? >> what happened was somebody from our organization is going to step in. what we're going to do is take it to where the people are. this, after all, is not an argument about president obama, not an argument about whether to advance the insurance companies. it's to get insurance to people who don't have it. so we're going out t
people were killed. right now, the white house is giving the new and improved obama care website some positive reviews. the obama administration says the healthcare.gov site is running smoothly for the vast majority of users. >>> and right now, president obama is getting ready for a speech marking world aids day. activists are calling for more money to combat hiv and aids. the president's remarks live this hour. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer in washington. estart with a deadly commuter train crash in new york city. this morning had, crews started picking up derailed cars and putting some of them back on track. investigates are are poring over the wreckage to try to figure out how the train crashed. four people died, 67 others injured. one of the survivors spoke on cnn's "new day" this morning describing how she rode out the wreck. >> i wound up going kind of up one side and then just rode into where i was technically on the ceiling. and when it landed, i fell to the side where the windows had been smashed out into the ground. all of those windows had broken through, gravel and glass, bi
it up there, the comments from bill clinton about obama care, when the former president said the current president should honor its commitment to allow people to keep their health care plans. let's play it once more, just for feeling. >> so i personally believe even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got. >> does this give the secretary of state the cover that she needs from the obama care situation right now? >> well, look, you know, i think that one of the big problems -- i think, look, bill clinton is the best strategist that the democrats have right now so i think he was essentially acknowledging the risks that many democrats face right now, being so closely associated with some of the mistakes of obama care. but in reality, i think that a.b. has a really good point, which is that he is actually going to be somebody who helps drive the wedge between president obama and hillary clinton but i think that van has a good point in the sense that there's really not a whole lot
be proud of the affordable care act but plenty of democrats nervous about the obama care website and problems that have been caused by it could hurt their chances of re-election or election? >> more than just arguing that they shouldn't run away, i'm arguing, and believe, that democrats through next year's election will be able to run on the affordable care act and its benefits as an advantage. >> what if it's not working? >> but is it working. >> what if the numbers aren't there million healthy young people who need to get insurance to subsidize older, sicker people? >> we're focused on making sure people know about the benefits, have an opportunity to go on the website since monday where over 2 million in people in the last three days able to get on healthcare.gov, shom around, compare plans and tens of thousands signed up in the last few days. making sure people who have a preexisting condition can't be dropped or denied coverage. making sure they have access to preventive care, those are critical benefits when cared to what republicans want do, repeal or sabotage the affordab
meant to step on the field. . white house getting ready to roll out a new obama care campaign. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. >> reporter: with some improvements to affordable health care website under his belt, is he making a pitch again. is it too soon? a live report is coming up. 1ñp farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop.at the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards millions have raised their hand for the proven relief of the purple pill. and that relief could be in your hand. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptoms from aci
. nchts every time we can't get obama care right, he's creating uncertainty, and -- to hire new people unless they have that uncertainty. >> yes, he is. >> we have a house of representatives that will not allow any an economic growth. >> i have passed bills that pass out of the house of representatives by overwhelming majorities that are sitting in the senate. we have 150 bills that we pass in the house of representatives that have gone over to the senate and never gotten a vote. that's just fundamentally -- >>'m not seeing one come to the floor of the house. the -- the first four years submitted a budget. there is not a single person, democrat or republican, house member or senate member that ever voted. when it came to a budget this year, he waited until after he went through the process. >> we're going to continue this conversation, and i want to bring it to -- on the same topic, i want to ask congressman chaff its whether the republican house is wasting your time, your tax dollars and all the wrong priorities. like a government shutdown, for instance, so we'll -- well, you just mad
on the positive from the right. >> there is no good news about obama care. we shut down the government. we took this nation to the brink of financial collapse because of obama care. and most people expected that when the website was fixed it would get better. and now young people aren't signing up because they can't afford it, doesn't make any economic sense for them. >> if i can just say this -- if you look in the long arc of history and perpetuity until the world ends, if people do have health care, many programs that were started in the government didn't work as well as people expected in the beginning months. might you be jumping too soon on something that could end up being good for the american people? >> if we can cover more people and keep health care affordable and accessible and have it be high quality, sure. but that's not what this is doing. this is causing people chaos and confusion and more money. >> for now. >> it could in the process run down the economy. this hasn't, look, the president -- >> i've got to go. my producers are screaming at me. we will continue this conversation.
before obama care, incredibly raising rates. the insurance companies overrunning everybody, families struggling, a iz radioing number of people without insurance. there are no solutions to that yet. where do we see that in the political momentum of dealing with the problem? >> this is a point you made over and over, chris, which is there is not a problem solving mentality in washington right now. everyone is quick to retreat. >> how do you when when you two to the voters? >> the largest problem is we are in a negative cycle. the other side does better when the other side screws up. >> negative is better in the polls in the long run. >> senator cruz, a super genius girks you may not like his politics, he says these families come up to him, i'm losing, i'm getting my hours cut being. my family needs insurance. i said, what are you saying to him? i am going to get rid of obama care. that cannot win. >> unless people buy into the problem that obama care requires an amnesia about the american's experience with health care. here's what i think republicans need. they do need somebody that w
of americans enrolling for obama care this week alone is higher than the number for all of the months of october when the health care website went online with all kinds of problems. the source credits the website's improved performance for the enrollment of 29,000 new customers. november numbers are due out soon. as you know, people are signing up through state exchanges as well. >>> with a signature program finally grinding forward, the president signaled today he is going back on the offensive. the aforementioned jim acosta has that story for us now today. what did he say? >> reporter: that's right, brooke. i think you can describe today as, if yesterday was the obama care rebranding effort getting launched, today might have been an obama branding -- rebranding effort getting launched because the president went back to his base, was trying to rib up his base with two events in washington, one at the event center for american progress, a liberal think tank in washington, talking about the economy, issues bi s like incom disparity, called for a hike in minimum wage, extending unemploy
, president obama, should honor his commitment to make sure if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. there seemed to be a little tension at the time. this is how he explained what he said. >> i said nothing about this. not one word until the president, himself, spoke. i don't think you can find anybody in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill to the american people more than i did. >> get a quick thought from all three of you. paul? >> he's right, right? good point. i actually think president obama should have never made that pledge, but i think president clinton is saying something different saying just what president obama said. >> i think what president clinton is saying is i didn't do anything to hurt president obama. let me make this very clear to you that i only said that after the president said it and so i didn't step on anything the white house was trying to do. >> ryhan? >> i definitely think that president clinton's remarks harmed the white house and i think that's why they s
him with a car and attacked him with a meat cleaver and knives. >> the obama care website gets an upgrade. you're watching "around the world." i'm frederick cag whitfield. >> i'm michael holmes. let's start with the fatal commuter train crash in the bronx, ntsb investigators is say they have now downloaded information from what's called an event recorder on board that could tell them what made the train jump the tracks on sunday. >> authorities are also looking for any video out there that could help explain exactly what went wrong. four people were killed and dozens more hurt in the crash. at least one doctor says survivors might need mental health care. >> not surprising, too. have a listen to what some passengers said about the experience. >> i thought i'm going to die, to be honest. i thought i'm going to die. >> i broke my arm. it's really painful. >> i heard a lot of crunching and grinding and started seeing stars in front of my eyes and thought, my goodness, is this the end. >> i heard a screeching noise. i happened to be by the window. i still heard a screeching noise a
on wednesday. >> after being on defense for two months on obama care, the white house is now playing offense. the president was battered for two months with bad publicity over the failures of the health care.gov website. >> the white house says it's now time to promote the president's signature health care plan now that the website's fixed and apparently running pretty well. >> that's what they say. that it's running smoothly, but republicans who opposed the health care program came out swinging against the administration's efforts to renew hope in obama care. >> it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan, and if that isn't enough, they're having to pay higher prices at the same time. so house republicans will continue to listen to our constituents, listen to the american people and try to focus on protecting them from a fundamentally flawed law. >> this as a new poll a gallup poll shows young americans between 18 and 29 don't know much about the affordable care act. unfortunatel
obama care was signed into law over three years ago. we should note that the white house is taking issue with this article. jay carney saying that the report's misleading and based on a ridiculously false premise, those are his words. david gergen, what do you think about this? >> i think this is a bigger deal, and i don't think this is simply sloppiness on the part of the white house. i disagree with the professor. what seems to me is there's a case of near malfeasance here. at the same time three years pass with no one-on-one meetings according to this politico article. the president had 277 one-on-one meetings with other members of his cabinet, hillary clinton having the largest number, but secretary geithner had some 27 meetings. i know the economy is essential, and it's good he was meeting with secretary geithner, but here on his signature issue not to take charge. and i have no doubt the white house is right, that secretary sebelius was in several group meetings with the president about health care, but the whole point is, there was nobody in charge in the administration. the presi
apartheid in south africa to the battle over obama care. >> he was fighting against some great injustice. i would make the argument we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that has taken over and is controlling people's lives and obama care is front and center in that. >> ryan, what gives? >> i think we have to add apartheid -- >> f.w. de klerk, such a better person than mitch mcconnell. >> we have to add apartheid to that list of issues you shouldn't compare in modern american politics -- >> right. naziism, slavery, apartheid. >> there are issues that were unique historically and no matter how bad you think things are in american politics right now, comparisons are never going to be apt. >> nelson mandela supported universal health care. i think the comparison, like the pope, i think the comparison is kind of -- >> i would tell you this. i think neither side should be using the man, a dead man, deceased man we are honoring to make cheap political shots. >> amen to that. ana, ryan, neera, you guys continue in the green room. >>
. health care salvageable to you? >> no, i really don't think so. i think obama care is still unworkable, unpopular, and unfundable. what this is is a program that has accelerated our path to a single-payer system even though the president denies this. harry reid's comment, i mean, that was a classic case of what are you going to believe, your lying eyes or me? your lying neighbors and their narratives about how hard it is to work into the program, how skyrocketing their health care kobss is under this new program. this is a case where repeal is the only logical way of avoiding a catastrophe. >> susan, does the president in this argument, and he's not going to repeal -- he's not going to let this law get repealed, does he have new juice because the website horror stories are trickling downward. the economy is looking like not great but better. does he gather some new steam from this? >> i think it's one of the cases where the reality will matter. obviously the website is working better for consumers but we don't know how well it's working for working with the insurers getting these peopl
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and her potential white house candidacy from any obama care headaches. here he was. >> i was trying to be supportive of it. i don't think you can find anybody in america who worked harder for his re-election or support of this bill or went out of the way to explain the bill more than i did. there's no politics there. i didn't say anything until he talked. i'm trying to be supportive. i do think we have to get the website up and we have to work. is it confined to the website? that's the biggest problem because if the website is working and everybody can see what their options are, then in most states, most people will have a good option, which will be the same or less costly than the one they had before that will cover the same or more conditions. so, i think it will be all right. but, know there was no politics involved. >> when asked if hillary clinton will run for president because you know that is the question that bill clinton continues to get, his answer, three words, i don't know. but he did say, he likes joe biden and if biden is the democratic nominee, he would be glad to he
and talked about his wife's chances of running for president, joe biden, and his critique of obama care. >> is mrs. clinton running for president? >> i don't know. and i think, and she believes, that the country should spend at least another year working hard on the problems that we have. we have very serious challenges in american and responsibilities around the world. i think it's a big mistake this constant four-year complain. we need to deal with the business we have before us. >> what kind of president do you think vice president joe biden would make? >> if he runs and he's a nominee, i'll try to help him. i think the world of him. i think -- we've been friends. i first remember working with him when he was the chairman of the judiciary committee to the senate and i was a governor and he asked me to testify in a judicial hearing for him. and i had to file a testimony because i had to go to asia. but i've known him for years and years. and i have a very high opinion of him. i care a great deal about him and i think he's done a good job for the president and for the country. >> is it
. >>> well, obama care may have a new problem. congress itself could miss its monday enrollment deadline, some congressional lawmakers and staffers say that they're having trouble trying to enroll. cnn obtained an e-mail sent thursday by the house chiefe iv preventing staffers from signing up. meanwhile the obama care's front page is sporting a new design that is supposed to actually make it easier to use. >>> well, if you hop on a train, your commute morning or whenever you commute, your life is in the hands of the engineer, the deadly commuter train wreck in the bronx last weekend now shedding new light on the high-pressure duties of driving trains. we talked to a chicago man who guides a million pound commuter train while carefully balancing signals, speed, and safety. >> reporter: as passengers rush through their morning commute engineer jeff cline scales 12 feet into this locomotive and gets ready to take responsibility. for hundreds of peoples' lives. with the throttle and two brakes, cline alone controls this 1 million pound behemoth during its three-hour run. and he's got a lot o
topic, look obama care. >> when anything happens in the world, a republican senator says this is a distraction from the real issue, which is the failure of obama care. the president would rather be talking about moral issues than the flawed rollout of his health care website. >> republicans must know or feel this issue is not good for them? >> i think it's more subtle. the president is trying to take the health care law and put it in the larger argument for what he wants to get done. it's a legacy item, a priority. the republicans are content to criticize the president on more americans being on food stamps. the question is what do you do about it? that's where the gap is fundamentally in washington today. >> i was trying to get the hash tag do better going. i would argue republicans have a big interest in this. cultivating business and job production here is much an agenda item on their platform as it is for democrats. >> it is. there's an interesting question. what is the republican agenda for poverty and inequality. this republican will cite people like teddy roosevelt
meeting with katherine sebelius. she took responsibility for the obama care snafus. the white house has not said how many times sebelius did sit down face-to-face with the president. earlier i asked how this report reflects on the white house, the president and his management style. >> i was surprised this week when the president told chris matthews in an interview that he really didn't think he had to reflect upon his management style, everything was fine in the white house, the real problem was the fact that we have such large signatuagencies government, big bureaucracies, it's hard to get things down. he's the chief executive. he's had five years to address that issue if that's what he thinks. if he thinks a bureaucracy is a problem like this, why did he assign the health care issue to them? i think this president has many good assets, i think there are many good things about him but the management team does have left i think especially in recent times left much to be desired. >> and julian, do you have see this as a leadership issue? >> yes. it could be a defining part of his presid
% disapprove. >> it's true. it has been a nightmarish fall for obama care. but it will be continuing throughout his presidency. we don't know where the numbers will end up over time. and there are accomplishments. all of the people signing up for medicare is a terrific thing that happened for the country. and on foreign policy what he is doing with iran may be one of the most congress convertibsequ president has done for decades. >> for good or ill. >> and in a much more successful way than doing it by trying to invade countries. to say he has no more juice in him is premature. >> and -- >> but there is a book called "battle for the mind" you ring the bell and the dogs salivate. they associate with the that. one day the dogs were in the lab in cages and the river came up, flooded the lab. they almost couldn't get the dogs out. they freaked out and lost all their conditions but time passed and they became who they were again. they retrained them. one day as an experience, pavlov poured water under the door. the moment came right back. this is the kind of event for obama. we couldn't move george
went after republicans on obama care challenging them on these ideas of repeal and saying that republicans owe it to the american people to tell them what they're for when it comes to health care reform, not just being against the affordable care act. a couple things going on in the president's speech, rallying the base, also going after republicans laying markers down for the budget battles to come. >> that issue is becoming more and more talked about, income inequality, wealth disparity if you like, which is very marked in the united states. is there a sense in washington this could become a big election issue? >> i think it could be. one thing the president did mention and white house officials have said is that this is sort of a preview of some of what he'll be talking about in the state of the union speech. not only today is, he's going to be talking about when he gives his state of the union address. that takes us into the midterm election cycle we're going to be seeing getting very, very fierce in the next several months. yes, you're going to hear the president talk
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administration, it comes on the heels of all the bad news about obama care. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. good morning, brianna. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. this is positive news for the obama administration. we don't have official reaction yet, that normally comes later generally in this hour so we'll be looking to are that but i think the read -- we've been through so many reports i think we have a sense of what the reaction will be, this say positive trend, still more work to do and you said carol, this allows president obama to focus on the economy, something he already tried to do this week in an address where he outlined new economic initiatives like the minimum wage, like increasing investments and infrastructure and education, so this gives him a little fuel to do that as the rollout to obama care has been so rocky. this is certainly something the white house is welcoming here. >> we'll check back. brianna keilar live at the white house this morning. >>> and now let's head back to washington and bring in wolf blitzer for more on our special coverage of t
to the fact you were seeing the government shutdown this fall, the problems with the rollout of obama care. there was this sense that the government is not getting its act together and it's a headwind to growth. but i think in another sense, you talk about the stock market being up. you have to remember that the top quarter of americans, the top 20%, 25% of americans, own 75% of the stocks. so sure, you feel that stock market ticking up if you're wealthy, but if you don't own a lot of stocks or you don't own a home in a strong -- >> you feel nothing. >> you're not really feeling that wealth effect. >> what about these -- we have been talking about these protests today by fast food workers. and the union, the community organizers. they want the minimum wage to more than double. they want it at $15 an hour. when you look at the pay gap, the president talked about that. we'll play some of that in a minute. it's been widening since the '70s. when you look at this, let me explain, see the blue swiggaly line on the top? that represents the top 1%. their income, to your point, has been growing qu
the obama care website or at least keep it working smoothly for the vast majority of users thrk white house is reporting 375,000 people have visited healthcare.gov today. meantime, white house press secretary jay carney said the president is pleased with the progress but says the work is not finished. we will talk about this a little later with this fascinating opinion piece that dr. sanjay gupta has written for cnn.com. that's next hour. >>> still ahead, arrested for a good deed. find out why a man faces legal trouble after giving away -- look at that, that is cash. hundreds of thousands of dollars here. hundreds of dollars, i should correct myself, to holiday shoppers. that's not nothing. we're on the case. >>> plus, could drag racing have led to the death of actor paul walker? coming up next, an eyewitness on the scene of the deadly crash, talks about what he saw minutes before that fatal accident. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 anti
the troubled rollout of obama care should not reflect poorly on his management style. speaking with msnbc, obama said the website is working smoothly now. he encouraged americans to sign up for coverage. >>> vice president's asia tour is winding down this morning. his last stop is in south korea where he met with the president and again, like in japan and china, the conversation was dominated by tensions over china's new air defense identification zone. biden reiterating washington firmly objects to the move made by beijing. >>> an 18-year-old is facing charges after officials say he stole a piece of the car that crash the and killed actor paul walker and another man last week. jamieson witty allegedly took a piece of the car from a flat bed truck. he also posted this picture online. >>> no charges for jameis winston in connection with an alleged sexual assault in 2012. a key factor, the accuser's recollection of events. winston issued a statement thursday thanking family, friends, coaches and teammates for standing by him during a difficult time. >>> the national christmas tree will dazz
. rosa floor rest has the bull din. >> anderson, kicking off a three-week pr offensive. president obama insisted the sweeping health care law is working and asked supporters to spread the word about benefits of the affordable care act. >> we may never satisfy the laws of opponents. that is fair to say. some are rooting for it to fail. that's not my opinion, by the way, they say it pretty explicitly. some convinced themselves the law has failed regardless of the evidence, but i would advice them to check with the people who are here today. and the people they represent all across the country whose lives have been changed for the better by the affordable care act. >> north korea's leader is believed to have sacked his powerful uncle shown here on the left from the top level government post while two ally haves been publicly executed according to south korean lawmakers briefed by south korea's intel again see. >>> french prosecutors investigating bob dillon on suspicion of insighting hatred. a group representing croatians for comments he made. dillon is accused on likening the croatian peo
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